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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

yin ~ yang ...

~gently now~
***
in this space
filled with grace
I stand
holding your precious life
in my hands

when the time comes
branches will be waiting nearby
with new found bravery
wings you will try

in trepidation
you may pause
asking "but how?"
and I will softly whisper
"gently … now" x
~d.d~

...tis the human touch in this world that counts , the touch of your hand in mine ...
thoughts of nature and balance and connection
the yin and yang, opposites attract, interconnection, 
the feminine and masculine, treading gently  and
holding space
some beautiful glass from yesterdays beach walk...

soft warm sand between my toes *a family of sandpipers { I hadn't realized just how gorgeous they are until seeing them up close & very friendly} *the hum of waves *seagulls flying overhead* red winged blackbirds singing their beautiful song* bees & Monarchs enjoying milkweed * blue skies & warm breeze , beach glass gathering as I walked { I found some 'new to me ' colours}* pretty pieces of pottery * unusual stones & hearts galore ~ a beautiful way to start the week
I bring them home and sit
with my tea
and mindfully take each piece out of my gathering bag
and place them on my coffee table
I found lots of beautiful heart shaped stones …
they don't all come home with me
I know there are other beach combers who will be happy to find some
love from the lake :-D 
but this one … well it spoke to me
some of the lovely smaller pieces of glass I found in gorgeous shades
… stones with heart shapes inside them
& a yin yang stone
often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain or valley ~ I love that description x

"all things carry yin
and embrace yang.
they reach harmony
by blending with the vital breath"
~Laozi~ 
"the yin and yang
 are opposite forces.
yet, they exist together 
in the harmony
of a perfect orb"
~R.A. Wise~

Monday, July 16, 2018

new moon journaling...

when you take your journal down
from the bookcase …
with every intention to write
about your day …
the serenity of the walk along the lake
 finding beach glass and stones in the shape of a heart along the way 
as you happily add them to your gathering bag
hearing the sound of the waves
and pausing to watch and take long, deep, intentional breaths of  the fresh,  salty air
and hearing the serenade of bird song
when you close your eyes for a moment to really listen
and then looking around to see where it was coming from
and noticing it was a red winged black bird  who was watching you as he sang each beautiful note
and then …
pause before ever turning the cover over
because at that moment you have "other ideas" for the plain black cover
because your day was far too beautiful
and you are much too grateful
to write the words down in an ordinary plain covered journal :-)
Wild Moon Woman
you were not 
made to be tame
you are
 an earthquake
shaking loose
everything
that is not soul
Shake
Woman
Shake

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

"happiness
not in another place
but this place
not for another hour
but this hour"
~Walt Whitman~